July 24, 2020

“Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.”

Psalm 139:16, NIV

“What do you know about tomorrow? How can you be so sure about your life? It is nothing more than mist that appears for only a little...

July 17, 2020

“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.”

Psalm 90:12

This week, I read the obituary and discovered I WAS IN IT! Well, almost.

While casually scanning the “Life Stories” section of Focus magazine, Andrews University’s alumni quarterly, I saw the...

July 1, 2020

"Does the rain have a father? Who fathers the drops of dew?”

Job 38:28

Well, I ended up running through the rain from my front door to the car door. Sitting with wet hands and damp pants, I paused to pray for safe traveling mercies. Less than 5 minutes later, the rain st...

June 19, 2020

"In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” Proverbs 16:9

I was dressed and ready to go. The bright, sunny day and I had a date. Who could ask for better weather on errand day? Not me! First, I’d stop by the store to purchase a coup...

May 12, 2020

What is your favorite “Momma’s Meal”? That meal only your mother can cook. The one you request whenever the opportunity presents itself. The one no one else can match. The one that makes you want to shout, dance, and clap your hands. Can you smell it? Can you taste it?...

December 25, 2019

It was an untimely and unlikely baby shower. Untimely, because neither of them should be pregnant. Unlikely, because neither of them could be pregnant. Yet, somehow, this providential rendezvous defies all assumptions. Although each occupies a separate end of the age c...

December 17, 2019

Fall is in full swing and as the holidays rapidly approach, I am reminded of this fact of life: seasons change. For some, this is the most wonderful time of year. For others, it is anything but wonderful. Perhaps this is what the wise King Solomon had in mind when he w...

February 21, 2019

The world renown Aeolians are the official choral ensemble of Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, USA. I was privileged to spend four years as a second tenor with this phenomenal group under the directorship of Dr. Wayne Bucknor and Dr. Jason Max Ferdinand. I re...

December 13, 2018

As we approach the wintery holiday season, I am reminded of this fact of life: seasons change. How would you describe your current season? Perhaps it is bright and sunny. Maybe it is cold and dreary. Is it a season of worry or a season of peace?

The wise King Solomon s...

October 13, 2018

I believe parents play an integral role in the spiritual development of their children. I believe this in part because of my personal experience. My parents were intentional about teaching my sisters and me about the Lord, His love, His Word, and His will for our lives...

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